Dennis Johnson served for fifteen years as the mayor of Dickinson, North Dakota. In this quiet interview, Johnson, a self-defined introvert, discusses Dickinson's attempts to cope with the Bakken Oil Boom while maintaining the character of the city and preserving and building what he calls "curb appeal." Mayor Johnson calls for the creation of a blue ribbon statewide commission to envision North Dakota ten or twenty-five years from now, to seek out best practices for communities in the oil impact zone, and to provide help to smaller communities that don't have a professional staff of engineers and planners. He speaks of the Bakken oil boom as a "black swan" event - something that could not have been predicted, something that comes along only once in a very long time for any state or community. Mayor Johnson also provides a fascinating, if a little reluctant assessment of his own leadership style, and his accomplishments for the city of Dickinson. Interview date: September 9, 2014.